Tag: writing

they set out together

90 seconds For ninety seconds after, there was complete silence. Veronica knew this because although she was too dazed to move, she improbably found herself staring as at the second hand of an expensive silver watch. It was one of…

Remo tells a story

Occasionally when Remo feels expansive he goes to the mountains and listens to the universe. Occasionally when Remo feels hopeless he finds a tavern and poses as a bard. He stands on the stage until he finds something to say,…

Fleeting Joy

On the morning of his birthday, as the first light made its way through the dense foliage and into the cave camber, Narch stared at the empty wooden table and thought about cake. Marline, one of his few female friends,…

My Star Wars Pitch

Kylo, Poe and Han Solo stop off in a seedy bar following rumors about the whereabouts of Luke. As the camera pans the room, the audience sees a variety of bizarre, but strangely familiar alien forms. Without warning, Hans face…

The Value of Publishing

Towards the end of Avoiding Space Madness, Darwin starts ranting about how hard it is to find a truly comfortable chair. This is a minor scene, but it does a few things. It illuminates Darwin’s temperament and history; it fills in some details about the world he inhabits, and it was fun to write. It’s a good solid piece of writing.

I wrote the first draft of it over four years ago,